Two-dose HPV schedule possible for 2018

The National HPV Vaccination Program may be simplified from three to two doses of Gardasil, but not until at least 2018, an HPV expert says.

Strong new evidence supports a move to two doses of the vaccine given six or 12 months apart and the switch is being considered by the Federal Government’s expert committee on immunisation, says Associate Professor Julia Brotherton (pictured), medical director of the National HPV Vaccination Program Register.

New findings from a trial involving 1400 adolescent girls and boys show that two doses of the nine-valent HPV vaccine (Gardasil 9) are just as